bamboozled

[ bam-boo-zuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF bamboozled
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She's bamboozled that sap-headed county judge, Boompointer, into givin' it to her.

The Chinese have bamboozled and baffled us, that is the plain truth.

And as a matter of fact I was left just as bamboozled as you were.

You may have bamboozled the President, after all he's only a civilian, but you're not about to fool me!

Neither she nor any other shall be befooled and bamboozled under my roof.

I want to tell you that you're bein' played; that you're bein' befooled and bamboozled and honey-fogled.

Mr. Wilson was not so utterly "bamboozled" as Mr. Keynes would have us believe.

They are as plain as a pikestaff—only any man can be bamboozled by the silliest of them.

Not so, answered Cinq Mars, he has only bamboozled an innkeeper.

Theyve been bamboozled into thinking it, or paid to think it.

WORD ORIGIN

1703, originally a slang or cant word, perhaps Scottish from bombaze "perplex," related to bombast, or French embabouiner "to make a fool (literally 'baboon') of." Related: Bamboozled; bamboozling. As a noun from 1703.

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